Monthly Archives: May 2012

Changes coming to Route 32 bus

May 11, 2012
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The MBTA presented a plan that would cut 17 stops from the Route 32 bus, and alter, move and add other stops. The Route 32 bus runs from the Forest Hills T station down Hyde Park Avenue in JP. The plan, which was discussed during a community meeting May 1 at the Woodbourne Apartments,...

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Bird Watching

May 11, 2012
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(Photos by Stephen Baird)

A pine warbler (left) and a red-bellied woodpecker (right) are among the birds spotted in Franklin Park in late April. (Photos by Stephen Baird)

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SWCP skate park moves forward

May 11, 2012
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Young organizers are moving ahead with reclaiming a disused area of the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) by transforming it into a skate park. The organizers have presented a proposal to the SWCP Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), along with a model of the proposed changes to the area just south of Minton Street. PMAC...

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Sounding Great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (center), a JP resident, presents an official state Senate citation to officials from JP’s Soundmirror Studios for their achievement in being awarded a Grammy this year for mixing work on the opera “Elmer Gantry” at the State House on April 12. Accepting the award were (from left) Frank Kelley, John Newton, Blanton Alspaugh and Jesse Lewis.

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Franklin Park moves closer to repairs

May 11, 2012
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Franklin Park is a step closer to renovated pathways and entrances after the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) received a receptive response to its plan at a community meeting April 30. “I think there is interest from the community for us to do more work like this,” said Margaret Dyson, director of historic...

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Creating Together

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Susan Kooperstein) Ed Pazzanese (center), program director of Families Creating Together (FTC), joins neighborhood residents at an event to recruit new advisory board members for the multicultural arts program focused on families with children who have disabilities on March 28 at Curtis Hall on South Street. FTC recently moved into the new Family Resource Center in Jackson Square. For more info, call 617-522-1018.

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Massages come to JP

May 11, 2012
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JP’s Massage Therapy Center opened last week at 398 Centre St., where it shares space with Center & Spring Acupuncture. The business is run by JP resident Andres Gutierrez, who told the Gazette that he aims to keep massages affordable. “It’s like a tune-up for the body,” he said of massage. “Every machine needs...

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Editorial: Roslindale neighbors

May 11, 2012
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The Gazette makes its twice-a-year visit to Roslindale this week. You could call it a meeting of old friends, and we tend to use the term “neighbors,” but JP and Rozzie are more like siblings joined at the hip by Arnold Arboretum. We’re both diverse neighborhoods with rich social histories but also facing—and embracing—a...

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Editorial: Where’s the debate?

May 11, 2012
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JP erupted in a frenzy about Whole Foods Market last year, a debate widely decried as a vicious civil war, though it was also a long-overdue soul-searching about potential gentrification. Yet now that gentrification is here in the form of self-advertised “luxury” housing on a grand scale coming to S. Huntington Avenue—and now possibly...

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Letter: Fire response shows JP’s greatness

May 11, 2012
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As many by now have heard, an intense fire shortly before midnight on April 20 resulted in the immediate displacement of myself and 13 others (and multiple dogs and cats) from our homes on Paul Gore Street (“Fire leaves 14 homeless,” jamaicaplaingazette.com). As a husband, and father of a 4-month-old included in this group,...

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